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    Professional Athletes

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    America is what many would consider a sports crazy place. If you are as big of a sports fan as myself you would know that during the calendar year there is only a 4-day stretch in which no major sports are played, and during this time ESPN hosts their annual sports awards show. It’s obvious to the world that we Americans take our sports very seriously. However, the only thing more famous than the sports teams themselves would be the athletes who get paid millions of dollars a year to play for them. It seems like everyday the media is reporting another mega contract that takes over the last one as the richest in sports history. Many of these superstars are making 30 million plus a year. What is even crazier is that many of these athletes go from poor collegiate stars to millionaires overnight. While this sounds like a true blessing and a perk of being gifted, this lifestyle and the way these athletes are treated has seemed to cause many issues over the years. A perfect example of this would be Americas most popular sport, football. According to an article written by Eric and Michael Carter (2007), on a daily basis the sports pages contain stories of professional football players committing crimes and acting in deviant ways. That the change in funds and personal lives causes some of these players to start acting out in ways society views as bad (Carter & Carter, 2007). However, while football players may get a lot of the coverage it is not just that sport that has grown a few…

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    Are Professional Athletes Overpaid? Are professional athletes overpaid? This question is asked around schools, work places, and homes everywhere. Many people in the United States would agree that yes, professional athletes are overpaid. Everyday many individuals hear about another mega multi-million dollar contract for a professional athlete. For example, in 2014 Miami Marlins right-fielder Giancarlo Stanton signed a 13 year, 325 million dollar contract (“Giancarlo Stanton”). Although one of…

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    Professional sports leagues and Domestic violence. Domestic Violence: Are Professional Athletes Getting Off Too Easy? Have you ever heard of Ray…

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    Steroids By Athletes

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    Many people think performance enhancers create only positive outcomes for an athlete, but do they? Everyone has heard of professional athletes using steroids, but for high school athletes, it is hard for them to get acquire steroids. Since they can’t get steroids, they turn to other performance enhancers, such as Adderall, which gives athletes higher energy levels than they would have without them. Another drug used by athletes is Hydrocodone, which is used to take the pain away. They use this…

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    College Athletes

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    Compensation for College Athletes Sports now a days are being put in the limelight for problems that have been arising with the organizations involved in sports. Especially with the athletes associated with the sport. People see athletes as overpaid, glorified men, but what they do is intense and a lot of hard work. They need to go through intense training and most athletes had to start playing and perfecting the sport at a young age. What they do might seem like a dream job and easy, but what…

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    Wesley Walker, a 59 year old ex-football player, says he feels like an old man according to projects.newsday.com. He was once known to be as fast as the flash by his colleagues. The reason he feels like this is due to the many intense hits he sustained during his 13 year career. His body can sometimes daunt his choice to play football. This helps lead us to the question, are athletes overpaid? Many professional athletes get paid millions of dollars. Some people think that these athletes are…

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    Why Do Athletes Get Paid

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    Athletes get paid million of dollars a year. That’s more than doctors, and even the president. It may seem unfair, but the athletes deserve their pay. Some people think that these athletes are paid way too much. Others think that the athletes deserve it. Athletes need the money to pay for medical bills and enough to suffice for the rest of their lives. Athletes have short careers. Athletes work hard to inspire and entertain us. Athletes deserve their high salaries. Don’t you think? To…

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    College athletes already receive free tuition, free books, first pick of classes, and a personal tutor. On average, it will cost a student about $30,000 to attend a private college, and $10,000 to attend a public college. If you are a college athlete, you enter college for free. Along with free tuition, college athletes also receive the first pick of class. Colleges desire that athletes get a sterling education along with their athletic adventure. Guidance counselors allow athletes to…

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    Pro-Athletes Should Not Receive High Pay Did you know Floyd Mayweather is the highest paid professional athlete as of 2015, while middle class is barely making it through the month? There has been controversy over the subject of athletes get paid too much. Some people think it is ridiculous because they are entertainers such as actors and actresses. Others, these professional athletes are role models to young children and even older adults. Another reasoning is these professional sports can be…

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    Could you imagine making millions upon millions doing what you love? Well that’s what professional athletes do. They make more money than they know what to do with. Professional athletes should not be paid as much as they are. The people and fans going to watch them and support them, can hardly afford a ticket. Don’t forget about the famous ballpark hot dogs either, but those will cost you an arm and leg. Of course, you need a souvenir so people know you were really there. It will all start…

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